Just wondering if there is anyone else out there who celebrates winter solstice. I recently heard a lot more about Newgrange in Ireland. This stone structure is 5000 years old and is the oldest stone building around. For several years archeologists puzzled over the function of the large stone dome-like structure. Then someone discovered that on winter solstice a beam of sunlight will shine really deep into the center of the completely dark chamber. A friend of mine has seen pictures of what it looks like, and it resembles a solid beam of sunlight completely surrounded by darkness.
Is this perhaps the first holy day/holiday celebrated by people?
Just wondering…when you have major winter storms blowing in that threaten to engulf a region in feet of snow and no power you get a whole different perspective on why some of our ancestors might have taken some serious time to honor the sun and its return at this time.